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AUSTRALIA H1328 Carrier
Built
1882
Earles Hull
Off Number
82519
Length Ft
135.2
Tons Gross
238
Yard Number
247
Breadth Ft
22.6
Tons Net
146
Launched
Mar 1882
Draught
11.00
Hp
60 HP
Registered
06 05 1882
Engine Builder
Earles
Knots
K
Registered AUSTRALIA H1328 Carrier Owners 06 05 1882 Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd
    Collision 31 Oct 1897 Collided with and sunk the smack Secret of Grimsby. Thick fog, could not hear her fog horn in time to alter. All hands saved.
    Collision 03 Dec 1901 see below for details
    Collision 25 Dec 1911 North Sea. Collided with steam fleeter Ladysmith H726 sinking her. Error of judgement on the part of Harold Moisey man at the wheel.
Renamed HMT BENDIGO Owners 1918 - 1919 Admiralty Service
Renamed EFTERPE Owners 14 10 1919 Hull register closed -  Transfered to Greece
Fate :
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
1916
Boom Defence
1919
 

 

Crew Saved

11 Dec 1882 The Australia came upon the crew of the steamer Curlew which was travelling from Cronstadt to London and on the 11th Dec had taken on 12ft of water, her rudder and afterwheel had been carried away. The vessel was abandoned approximately 170 miles from Spurn Point. The Australia picked up the crew and landed them at Hull on Dec 12.

Collision

03 Dec 1901 at 8.30pm we were laying too with engines stopped . The trawlers Douglas H375, Trinidad H336 & Vancouver H299 were with us. The Douglas steamed up from astern evidently intending to speak to us. He ported his helm to cross our stern but not until he was too close and although I rung my engines ahead , before we got any way on our ship the swell caught the Douglas & she collided heavily with her port side against our rudder & stern port. The Douglas sustained heavy damage & called out he was sinking. I tried to move our engines to go to him but found we could not move. So I signalled to Trinidad who steamed to us & I then sent him to Douglas but that vessel had sank. The Trinidad only succeeded in rescuing the deck hand of the Douglas.

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
CALVERT JOHN . AUSTRALIA H1328 . Skipper 25 Feb 1884 .
COURTNEY WATSON . AUSTRALIA H1328 . Second Hand 25 Feb 1884 .
MEISEN OLAF . AUSTRALIA H1328 Third hand 25 Feb 1884 .
JESSOP W . AUSTRALIA H1328 . Fourth hand 25 Feb 1884 .
BEARD EDWARD . AUSTRALIA H1328 . Fifth hand 25 Feb 1884 .
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CRIPPS G J . AUSTRALIA H1328 . Skipper 1918 .
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